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Intern opportunities at United Sikhs – UN-affiliated NGO

Posted in Vacancies by Pippa on April 9, 2009

UNITED SIKHS is a international UN-affiliated NGO undertaking advocacy projects to protect and promote civil and human rights for minorities and underprivileged communities in the USA and globally. Our interns are involved in furthering that goal. We are currently looking for interns in each of the following four areas:


Legal Advocacy: Interns will have an opportunity to work with attorneys on a range of significant issues and projects. Although we cannot predict what our needs would be for each term, the duties of an intern will involve hands on work with legal cases, and legal research regarding discrimination, racial profiling, hate crimes, prisoners’ rights, indigent defense, education, free speech and national security.

Media Advocacy: Interns will also be involved with drafting press releases and articles; training for public speaking and interviews; media relations and on occasion, inquiries from the public. Film and design work is also available.

Community Organizing: While UNITED SIKHS advocacy profile includes cases on discrimination and other forms of human rights violations against minorities and underprivileged communities. UNITED SIKHS engages in community organizing around advocacy issues and preventative outreach work for the Sikh Community, hence, interns will have an opportunity to develop and participate in community organizing and awareness programs.

United Nations Coordination: Interns will attend various conferences and meetings at the United Nations, and will have a chance to learn systems at the United Nations. Interns will also be involved with the organization of UNITED SIKHS events at the UN.


We are accepting applications to our internship program on a rolling basis, and are accepting applications from interns interested in any of the above areas.

To Apply: Submit a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to law-usa@unitedsikhs.org


For further information: http://www.unitedsikhs.org/jobs/

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